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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on August 23, 2012, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Such projects are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for September 20, 2012, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects. The deadline for the submission of written comments is September 4, 2012.

DATES:

The public hearing will convene on August 23, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. The public hearing will end at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of public testimony, whichever is sooner. The deadline for the submission of written comments is September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

The public hearing will be conducted at the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 (Ground Level), North Street (at Commonwealth Avenue), Harrisburg, PA 17120.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238-0423, ext. 306; fax: (717) 238-2436.

Information concerning the applications for these projects is available at the SRBC Water Resource Portal at www.srbc.net/wrp. Materials and supporting documents are available to inspect and copy in accordance with the Commission's Access to Records Policy at www.srbc.net/pubinfo/docs/2009-02%20Access%20to%20Records%20Policy%209-10-09.PDF.

Opportunity To Appear and Comment

Interested parties may appear at the hearing to offer comments to the Commission on any project listed below. The presiding officer reserves the right to limit oral statements in the interest of time and to otherwise control the course of the hearing. Ground rules will be posted on the Commission's web site, www.srbc.net, prior to the hearing for review. The presiding officer reserves the right to modify or supplement such rules at the hearing. Written comments on any project listed below may also be mailed to Mr. Richard Cairo, General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17102-2391, or submitted electronically through http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. Comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received by the Commission on or before September 4, 2012, to be considered.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The public hearing will cover the following projects:

Projects for Action

1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Borough of Adamstown, Adamstown Borough, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.099 mgd (30-day average) from Well 4 (Docket No. 19801104).

2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Anadarko E&P Company LP (Second Fork Larrys Creek), Mifflin Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.499 mgd (peak day).

3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Susquehanna River), Susquehanna Depot Borough, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 1.500 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080908).

4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Susquehanna River), Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080905).

5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Caernarvon Township Authority, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.035 mgd (30-day average) from Well 6 (Docket No. 19820912).

6. Project Sponsor and Facility: Carrizo (Marcellus), LLC (Muddy Run), Gulich Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd (peak day).

7. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.070 mgd (30-day average) from S-1 (Baker Spring).

8. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.288 mgd (30-day average) from Well W-1.

9. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.792 mgd (30-day average) from Well W-2.

10. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.288 mgd (30-day average) from Well W-3.

11. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.331 mgd (30-day average) from Well W-4.

12. Project Sponsor and Facility: East Hempfield Township Municipal Authority, East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Application for renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.792 mgd (30-day average) from Well W-5 (Docket No. 19810203).

13. Project Sponsor and Facility: Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation (West Branch Susquehanna River), East Keating Township, Clinton County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd (peak day).

14. Project Sponsor and Facility: EQT Production Company (Pine Creek), Porter Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 1.000 mgd (peak day).

15. Project Sponsor and Facility: EXCO Resources (PA), LLC (Larrys Creek), Mifflin Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal with modification to increase by an additional 0.413 mgd, for a total of 0.499 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080936).

16. Project Sponsor and Facility: Falling Springs Water Works, Inc. (Falling Springs Reservoir), Ransom Township, Lackawanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.800 mgd (peak day).

17. Project Sponsor and Facility: Forest Springs Water Company, Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pa. Application for groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.075 mgd (30-day average) from Borehole BH-1.

18. Project Sponsor and Facility: Forest Springs Water Company, Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pa. Modification to consumptive water use approval removing previous sources Spring 1 and Spring 2 and adding new source Borehole BH-1 (Docket No. 20010206).

19. Project Sponsor and Facility: Gaberseck Brothers (Odin Pond 2), Keating Township, Potter County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.249 mgd (peak day).

20. Project Sponsor and Facility: Houtzdale Municipal Authority (Beccaria Springs), Gulich Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 10.000 mgd (peak day).

21. Project Sponsor: Hydro Recovery-Antrim LP. Project Facility: Antrim Treatment Plant, Duncan Township, Tioga County, Pa. Modification to project features and to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 1.152 mgd, for a total of 1.872 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20090902).

22. Project Sponsor and Facility: Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC (Lycoming Creek), Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 1.308 mgd, for a total of 2.600 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20110616).

23. Project Sponsor and Facility: Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC (Moshannon Creek), Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080946).

24. Project Sponsor and Facility: Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River), Goshen Township, Clearfield County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 2.160 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080944).

25. Project Sponsor and Facility: Roaring Spring Water—Division of Roaring Spring Blank Book, Roaring Spring Borough, Blair County, Pa. Modification to increase consumptive water use by an additional 0.125 mgd, for a total of 0.255 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20120309).

26. Project Sponsor and Facility: Roaring Spring Water—Division of Roaring Spring Blank Book (Roaring Spring), Roaring Spring Borough, Blair County, Pa. Modification to increase surface water withdrawal by an additional 0.131 mgd, for a total of 0.302 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20120309).

27. Project Sponsor and Facility: Southwestern Energy Production Company (Middle Lake), New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Application for surface water withdrawal of up to 0.720 mgd (peak day).

28. Project Sponsor and Facility: Talisman Energy USA Inc. (Susquehanna River), Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, Pa. Application for renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 2.000 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20080909).

Authority: Pub. L. 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et  seq., 18 CFR parts 806-808.

Dated: July 23, 2012.

Thomas W. Beauduy,

Deputy Executive Director.

[FR Doc. 2012-18470 Filed 7-27-12; 8:45 am]

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